Nova Scotia and Ontario report increase in euthanasia deaths.

Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Last March, Canada’s federal government passed Bill C-7 to widen access to euthanasia (MAiD) in Canada (Link to article on Bill C-7). I have written articles on the increasing number of euthanasia deaths but now Rebecca Lau reported for Global news that Nova Scotia has temporarily put (MAiD) …

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Québec Covid-19 inquest uncovers nursing home deaths from abuse and neglect.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition [EPC] A report by Tu Thanh Ha that was published in the Globe and Mail on September 14 reports on testimony concerning the Herron nursing home in the suburb of Dorval in Montréal. The report indicates that Covid was cited as the cause of death at the …

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“As difficult as it is sometimes, there is always hope.” Euthanasia for those with mental illness is abandonment.

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition An inspiring story was published on October 3 by Tubantia news  (Netherlands) concerning Emma (20). Three years ago her mental illness was considered too complex and she was told that she was “out of treatment.” Her practitioners said they could do nothing more for her depression, eating disorder …

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Nova Scotia and Ontario report increase in euthanasia deaths

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Last March, Canada’s federal government passed Bill C-7 to widen access to euthanasia (MAiD) in Canada. I have written articles on the increasing number of euthanasia deaths but now Rebecca Lau reported for Global news that Nova Scotia has temporarily put (MAiD) euthanasia referrals on hold as “increased demand …

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Assisted dying would undermine the fight for equality

By Alex Schadenberg Dr. Miro Griffiths is a Leverhulme Research Fellow in Disability Studies at the University of Leeds, a policy adviser and spokesperson for the Better Way campaign. In this article, was published by the Press and Journal in Scotland on September 27, 2021, he explains why assisted dying undermines the equality of people with disabilities. …

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Belgium: Euthanasia of Newborns Practiced Outside the Law

By Alex Schadenberg This article was published by the European Institute of Bioethics on June 6, 2021. 10% of newborn deaths in Belgium are euthanasia deaths. A recent study has brought to light the practice of deliberate euthanasia to newborns for whom the medical team considered that there was “no hope of a bearable future”. These practices concerned 10% …

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Swiss assisted suicide group EXIT will continue to provide suicides to foreigners

By Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition A Swiss group has decided to continue providing assisted suicide to Swiss citizens living abroad. EXIT, which is the largest assisted suicide group in Switzerland, had been considering limiting assisted suicide to Swiss citizens living in Switzerland but was pressured by its members to continue providing assisted  suicides …

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Euthanasia and assisted suicide: the illusion of autonomy

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The British Medical Journal (BMJ) published an excellent essay–Euthanasia and assisted dying: the illusion of autonomy–written by Dr. Ole Hartling, who is a Danish physician for more than 30 years and a past Chair of the Danish Council of Ethics. Hartling examines the arguments in favour of …

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Is The euthanasia lobby promoting suicide?

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition While reading an article published by the Cal-Alumni Association that was promoting the expansion of the California assisted suicide law, I wondered: Why (and how) does the death lobby get away with promoting suicide? The article focused on stories of people who died by suicide / assisted …

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Standing firm against euthanasia and assisted suicide

Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Two weeks I published an article titled ‘Is assisted suicide a suicide?’ based on the ongoing debate in the Psychiatric Times between psychiatrist, Dr. Mark Komrad, and long-time euthanasia activist, Margaret Battin, Ph.D. Yesterday I published an article by Dr. Komrad responding to Battin’s assertion that there is …

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Hawaii’s 2020 assisted suicide report recommends even more death

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Hawaii assisted suicide law–“Our care, our choice act”–took effect on January 1, 2019.  For the year 2019, the 2019 Hawaii assisted suicide report indicated that: 30 people were prescribed a lethal drug cocktail,  15 people died by assisted suicide,  8 people who received a lethal prescription …

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Italian referendum focuses on legalizing assisted suicide for people with disabilities

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Italian assisted suicide lobby, the Luca Coscioni Association, announced on August 16 that it had collected at least 500,000 signatures, enough to establish an assisted suicide referendum. Since then, they announced that they have another 250,000 online signatures in support of the referendum. The case that …

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